Wie to miss LPGA's first major
Michelle Wie has decided to skip next week's Kraft Nabisco Championship, saying her left wrist has not healed enough to allow her to play in the first major on the LPGA Tour.
Jesse Derris, a spokesman for the Wie family, made the announcement yesterday.
"Unfortunately, Michelle will be unable to play in the Kraft Nabisco Championship this year," Derris said in a release. "While the rehabilitation of her wrist is on schedule, Michelle wants to make sure she gives fans everything she can the next time she steps on the course. She's not there yet."
Wie sprained her wrist in early February while at Stanford. She plans to enroll at the university this fall. The cast was removed last week, leaving Wie less than two weeks to get ready. The next major for the women is the McDonald's LPGA Championship in June.
Whiting named to All-Region team
Chaminade senior Zack Whiting was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches All-West Region first team.
The Silverswords point guard averaged 20.7 points and 10.8 assists and was earlier named the Pacific West Conference Player of the Year and a Daktronics Division II second-team All-American.
Grand Canyon trips Brigham Young-Hawaii
The Brigham Young-Hawaii softball team lost to Grand Canyon 6-2 yesterday in Phoenix. The second game of the scheduled doubleheader was postponed due to bad weather.
BYUH outfielder Jana Dewey went 2-for-4 with a home run for the Seasiders, who dropped to 10-11 and 1-4 in the Pacific West Conference.
» Hawaii-Hilo fell one place to No. 12 in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association NCAA Division II poll. The Vulcans (23-3) received 98 points in the poll.
HYSA All-State games tomorrow
The third annual Hawaii Youth Soccer Association Senior All-State games -- featuring high school players from the class of 2007 -- are tomorrow at the Waipio Peninsula Soccer Park Stadium.
The girls game starts at 5:30 p.m., followed by the boys game at 7:30 p.m.
Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for youngsters under 18. The food concession will be open.
Kahanamoku scholarships available
The Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation is accepting applications for its 2007-08 college scholarships for scholar-athletes competing in water sports and volleyball.
Applications must be received by the ODKF no later than April 1 and are available online at dukefoundation.org. Last year, the foundation awarded $50,000 in scholarships to 31 recipients.
For more information, call 545-4880 or visit the Web site.
UH basketball banquet April 12
The annual Rainbow Warrior Awards Banquet honoring this season's Hawaii basketball team will be held April 12 at the Hawaii Prince Hotel.
Cocktails start at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7 and the program to follow. The cost is $500 for a table, $50 per adult and $30 for children under 10.
For tickets, call the UH basketball office at 956-6501 or Chuck Gaty at 225-2500.